EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 19: Quarterback Matt Barkley #7 of the USC Trojans leads the band after the Trojans upset the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. USC won the game 38-35. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
The USC Trojans host the UCLA Bruins in the traditional rivalry matchup between Los Angeles teams on Saturday night.
As it stands right now, the USC Trojans may be the hottest team in the Pac-12, and one of the hottest in the country. The Trojans are coming off a signature win over the Oregon Ducks, and have won their last three games after falling to Stanford in triple-overtime. Though USC will be home for the holidays due to lingering NCAA sanctions, it has one more test: a rivalry matchup with the UCLA Bruins at the The Coliseum.
To understand the disparity between the North and South division in the Pac-12, one only has to look at this game. USC holds a one-game lead in the Pac-12 South and at 9-2 has the best overall record in the division. But UCLA, at 6-5 on the year, has already locked up a spot in the Pac-12 Championship, thanks to a Utah loss to Colorado on Friday. UCLA could finish the regular season 6-6, yet will still play in the conference championship no matter the result on Saturday.
Here is the information for Saturday's matchup.
Game date, time: 10 pm ET, Saturday, Nov. 26
Location: Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles CA
TV channel: ROOT Sports
Spread: USC favored by 16
Series history: USC leads, 45-28-7
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